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Exciting Harry Potter News

Overdrive, in connection with Pottermore Publishing, announced on April 1 that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling in both ebook and audio formats, will be made available on Overdrive for simultaneous and immediate access for all patrons.

According to the press release, “This update is part of the #HarryPotterAtHome program running April 1-30 to bring magic to our readers of all ages during these uncertain times.”

Here are the reactions of some of our staff members:

“Harry Potter was the only book, and book series, that I didn’t skim through.  For those who have read the whole series, I am hoping that all of my lost socks went to Dobbys colleagues.”
– Stacey F., Reference Librarian
“When the first Harry Potter book came out, my son was in sixth grade and required to do book reports. I’d never been able to get his to read a fiction book; so I offered a compromise, we would do the book together.  Since then I became an avid Harry Potter follower; and he found his genre. He hasn’t stopped reading since then.”
-Rosanne, Head of Circulation
“I started reading Harry Potter around the time that the fourth book came out. I remember sitting on the subway and seeing at least five other people in the same car reading it too! I truly felt like a part of something special.”
-Jessikah, Head of Community Engagement
“Reading the Harry Potter books with my children opened up a whole new world for us to explore together!”
-Rosalia, Acquisitions Clerk
“I read the first three books just before the fourth came out, I was fully caught up and had the fever by then!”
-Sonia, Reference Librarian

Readers can also visit harrypotterathome.com for additional information and activities to do at home – unlock the magic!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

Introduction to Overdrive

Introduction to Overdrive

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

1:30 PM

Have you been missing out on all of the fun?

Want to read FREE eBooks on your eReader or listen to audiobooks on your Smartphone but you’re not sure how?

Join the Readers’ Services Department for a live demonstration that will teach you how to download free eBooks and Audiobooks to your personal devices using your library card. We will guide you through the process of downloading and transferring books to your    smart device, laptop, or Kindle.  Nook Simple Touch and Glowlight by appointment only.

You are welcome to bring your own fully charged devices, as well as any necessary cords and passwords.

No registration required. Free.

 Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

 

Get Started With Hoopla

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 2 PM

Have you been missing out on all of the fun? Want to read FREE eBooks or listen to audiobooks on your Smartphone but you’re not sure how?

Join the Readers’ Services Department for a live demonstration that will teach you how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and more to your personal devices using your library card. We will guide you through the process of downloading and transferring books to your smart devices and laptops.

You are welcome to bring your own fully charged devices, as well as any necessary cords and passwords.

No registration required.

This program is free.

 Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Evelyn, Readers’ Services

 

 

 

June’s Book Displays

It’s that time of year, Time to Grab a Great Book and Head to the Beach, one of the main floor’s book displays for June – lots of fun reads for your extra leisure time. Pick up the flyer Fun in the Sun, a bibliography of new beach reads, here. Now is the time to register for the 2019 Adult Summer Reading Club and club events.

Our second main floor display is LGBT Pride Month- 50th Anniversary of Stonewall,  dedicated to books on gay, lesbian and transgender related topics. Some of the subjects covered in this display are the history for equal rights, guides for parents and family members, and issues for today’s LGBT youth.

 

Our 2 mini displays are:

· June is Audiobook Month – a selection of audiobooks.

· Become a Grill Master – have some barbeque parties and fun with these how-to books.

On the third floor, our displays are

Health Beach Reads, the theme for the June health display. I love to read for entertainment but it is also great to read for education. Learn more about health issues that affect you and your loved ones. What could be more useful? Lots of handouts included with this display.

The next book display is 75th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944 – all about the day allied forces invaded France to liberate Europe from the Nazi’s control, and one of the most important days of American and World history that we all should know about. It’s a tale of tens of thousands of heroes, and heroic deeds.

Syosset Public Library is your place for enjoyment and learning!

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

How to Download Free eBooks

Friday, May 10, 2019 –11 AM

Have you been missing out on all of the fun? Want to read FREE eBooks on your eReader or listen to audiobooks on your Smartphone but you’re not sure how?

Join the Readers’ Services Department for a live demonstration that will teach you how to download free eBooks and Audiobooks to your personal devices using your library card. We will guide you through the process of downloading and transferring books to your smart  devices, Kindle and Nook eReaders.

You are welcome to bring your own fully charged devices, as well as any necessary cords and passwords.

No registration required. Free.

Photographs and videos taken during library programs may be used for library publicity.

-posted by Jackie, Readers’ Services

 

5 Years of the Blog – April

Let’s take a look at some of Syosset Public Library’s blog posts in April during the past five years:

2018: APRIL’S ART DISPLAY

2017: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW- AUDIOBOOK EDITION

2016: BROADWAY MUSICALS AND PLAYS—BASED ON, INSPIRED BY, OR ADAPTED FROM BOOKS

2015: APRIL: A BUSY TIME FOR HISTORY BUFFS

2014: PUT A POEM IN YOUR POCKET TODAY

See you next month when we take a look at the past 5 years in May.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

Five Years on the Blog: July

Welcome back to our regular monthly feature: A walk through some of  SyossetRandR’s blog posts for the past five years:

2017: A MUSEUM OUTING WITH YOUR BOOK CLUB

2016: TO THE MOON AND BEYOND

2015: PRESIDENTIAL PARDON

2014: WHAT WE’RE READING NOW

2013:  ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S TOP 100

Watch out for our next look down blog memory lane again in August!

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services